I was born in Pennsylvania, raised in New Jersey, and now my husband and I live in beautiful Mesa Arizona.
In the 1990's, I was a motorsports photographer, along with my husband Joe. Together, we traveled the country photographing NASCAR, Indy Car, and Sports Car races for a publication in Trenton, NJ - Area Auto Racing News. Since moving to Arizona in 1999, we still photograph motorsports for the same publication in NJ, but now we only photograph races at Phoenix International Raceway.
I began writing and self publishing in 2016, and in that year published 4 short stories, 1 compilation of short stories, and 1 novella. I write science fiction, horror, and supernatural thrillers. My main series, currently, is the "Father Gunter, Demon Hunter" supernatural thriller series. The first book of the series - "The Bucktown Babies" - was self published on February 1, 2017.
In September of 2017, I signed with Creativia Publishing. They re-released "The Bucktown Babies", and my science fiction novella "The Mons Connection" - which, actually, was the first story I had written, back in early 2016. The 2nd book in the "Father Gunter, Demon Hunter" series - "The Raven Flies at Night" was published on January 7, 2018 In February 2018, I terminated my contract with Creativia, and am self published again.
When I write one of my Father Gunter novels. I research the demons. The demons I use are the actual demons (according to demonology) that are responsible for whatever that book's horror is. As an example, I am currently working on the third book in the series - "Night Mare." In the book, a town is plagued by people having terrible nightmares, and doing horrible things. The title comes from a demon called a Night Mare - which, according to demonology, is the demon responsible for bad dreams, or "nightmares."
My plans for 2018 include at least 3 new novels, including at least one more in the "Father Gunter, Demon Hunter" series. My books are available in e-book, paperback, and audio book.
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